The purple color is linked to both creativity and spirituality. It encourages imagination and promotes high ideals. It is an introspective color that helps us to come into touch with our deeper thoughts.
Purple is also the most powerful wavelength of the rainbow — and it’s a color with a powerful history that has evolved over time. The roots of purple symbolism are far more important and fascinating than those of any other color.
Notable shades of purple include mauve, violet, orchid, and mulberry.
Here are 15 royal facts about the color purple.
- Purple is the hardest color for the eye to distinguish.
2. Purple Day was founded in 2008, by Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Purple Day is celebrated on March 26 and was created to raise awareness for epilepsy. “I wanted people around the world to come together and teach others about epilepsy.”
3. Did you know the color purple is the color most associated with power and royalty? Purple dye was historically very expensive and incredibly hard to come by. Therefore, allowing only the rich and powerful to garnish it. “Born to the purple” meaning born into a royal or noble family.
4. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.
5. Purple is the most powerful visible wavelength of electromagnetic energy. It’s just a few steps away from x-rays and gamma rays. Perhaps this explains why purple is associated with supernatural energy and the cosmos than with the physical world as we know it.